I bet using rain water for your laundry makes a big difference on how your clothes end up!?
Are you collecting for just the laundry, or for other uses? Are you just collecting off the house? And how many gallons can you hold?
I guess I can see where Taunton could've been swamped with forum traffic. What did they have,... 4 or 5 different forums? And I know that BT was getting alot of hits per day. Many more than most other forums get in a week or even a month. They sure don't have that problem nowadays! Heck many times I couldn't keep up with the threads that I was watching/posting to. There are a few of the old die hards that still hang there, and I check in once in awhile, but even if I only go there once a week I can catch up on what's going on real quick. It sure ain't close to what it was.
So is your computer up and running like you want? I'm thinking about setting mine up with Linux Mint to see how that works. But I'm not sure when, as I'm pretty comfy with Ubuntu, although this version seems to hang up every once in awhile. It don't really lock up, it just puts me on ignore while it does it's own thing for a few minutes. I have been keeping my stuff backed up so that if I do make the switch, it should be fairly painless.
I'm getting close to seeing my dad in the mirror, but granpa is still a year or so off At least that's my line!